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The Supreme Court has rejected an application by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to file fresh evidence in his petition challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential election.
In a judgment read by Justice Iyang Okoro, the court said the fresh appeal was rejected because the time fixed for tendering of evidence has passed and cannot be extended.
The 180 days imposed for hearing of election petitions is immutable and cannot be extended.
The apex said the motion could not be granted.
Atiku had urged the Supreme Court to admit fresh documents against President Bola Tinubu when the matter came last Monday.
The Court also said the motion by Atiku did not meet the criteria for admission of fresh evidence.
The apex court noted that the appellant failed to obtain fresh evidence for the trial even though the certificate was published over one year ago.
“The application is hereby refused and accordingly refused”(www.naija247news.com)